Judge John Brown presided over the courtroom in Potter County on Wednesday morning, Sept. 10.
Adam C. Anderson of Long Lake, SD, appeared with his attorney, Drew C. Johnson, on a motions hearing. Anderson was indicted on four counts including one charge of grand theft regarding embezzlement of property received in trust.
The charges stem from allegations that between July and September of 2012, Anderson, using the Hoven Coop account, wrote checks for personal compensation and used the company credit card to purchase items for personal use.
Anderson faces two Class Four felony charges which each carrying a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine, and two petty theft charges which are Class Two misdemeanors, each carrying a maximum penalty of 30 days in county jail and a $500 fine.
No date was set to bring the case to trial.
Attorney Brad Schreiber appeared on behalf of his client, Michael Hagny, who faced charges of operating a vessel under the influence.
Potter County State’s Attorney Craig Smith called Brad Saltsman, Conservation Officer for the SD Game, Fish and Parks, to the stand. Saltsman was the arresting officer on July 4 and administered the field sobriety tests at West Whitlock at the time of the arrest. Saltsman answered questions regarding the night in question and explained the procedure followed and time frame in which Hagny was transported to the hospital in Gettysburg for a blood draw to determine alcohol content.
Referencing the Supreme Court ruling of Missouri vs. McNeely which states that a search warrant is needed to draw blood unless permission is given, Schreiber told the court that after reviewing the audio recording from the arrest, he did not feel that consent was given by his client. Saltsman felt that permission was given. Since no warrant was obtained, consent appeared to be the issue in the case, and Schreiber asked Judge Brown to review the recording prior to his ruling.
No judgement was handed down by press time.
Schreiber represented Cory Niles who entered a not guilty plea to charges of simple assault. The charges allege that on Oct. 2, 2013, Niles did recklessly cause bodily injury by striking a two year old with an open hand on the child’s buttocks and back of the leg. The Class 1 misdemeanor charge carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $2,000 fine. A status hearing was set for the next court date of Oct. 20.
Russell Bauer appeared with his attorney Joan Powell on charges of possession of marijuana to which he entered a no contest plea as part of an agreement with the state. Powell told the court that he has a prescription for medical marijuana from Colorado, and in his mind it was not a crime at the time of the arrest. She said he is now completely aware that it is not legal in South Dakota, is gainfully employed, and comes from a good and solid family.
The judge found him guilty and sentenced him to 60 days in jail with all suspended, with probation and a firearms restriction in addition to a fine of $200 plus court costs. He is allowed to use firearms for hunting with responsible supervision.
In other court activity:
• Jesse Nannenga made an initial appearance on marijuana charges and open container, facing two Class 1 misdemeanors and two Class 2 misdemeanor charges. He was appointed Michael Larson as his attorney.
• Dustin Van Well made an initial appearance on charges of failure to pay sales tax. The complaint came from incidents dating back to sales taxes unpaid since 2009, which were initially a Class 1 misdemeanor charge. After allegations of failure to pay two or more times, the charges increased to a Class 6 felony, with a maximum penalty of two years in the penitentiary and a $4,000 fine. He told the court that his attorney is from Minnesota and the case is trying to be resolved with the proper restitution.
• DeNora Lenz and her attorney Joan Powell appeared before the court where Lenz faces charges of disorderly conduct, DUI, and resisting arrest. Powell asked for more time to review the case before a plea is entered, and a motions hearing was set for Oct. 20.
The next court date in Potter County is set for Monday, Oct. 20.
The clouds cleared Friday night and the Potter County Battlers took the field on a sunny evening in Timber Lake to play some football and bring home another victory.
The Timber Lake Panthers put together a nice drive to draw the first score of the game, taking the Battler kickoff and moving into the endzone. They followed with the two point conversion, which put them on the board 0-8.
The Potter County offense came out strong with quarterback Caleb Meinke putting the ball in the air and connecting with Lucas Vogel to move it past the mid field mark. Tanner Storer caught the ball and dashed into the endzone, but the TD was called back on an illegal block, which put the ball on the 31 yard line on a first and 11.
The offensive line opened up a big hole for Colton Hall who punched it right up the middle and over the line for six points, followed by the extra two points run in by Dalton Storer. With 6:19 left in the first quarter, the teams were tied up at 8-8.
Jacob Rausch kicked off for the Battlers, which was the third kick of the game in just six minutes.
The Timber Lake team started their march down field, but the Mighty Battler defense had other plans. On their fourth down just on the Potter County side of the field, a fumble was picked up by Tanner Storer who took it right into the endzone. Hall put in the extra two points, and the Battlers took the lead 16-8.
The quarter ended with the Panthers in a fourth down situation as the teams switched sides of the field. A punt to the Battlers was picked up at the 20 and moved to their own 44.
A high snap moved the ball back to the 26 where Meinke covered it, but the Battlers got their yards back on a Dalton Storer run. A pitch to Hall crossed into Panther territory to the 36. A couple plays later Meinke connected on a big pass to Vogel who stepped into the endzone. Hall danced in for the extra two points, and the score spread to 24-8.
The Panther offense went to work, making some pretty good yardage until another fumble was recovered by Treyson Drew. Some big plays moved the Battlers to the 26. Tanner Storer’s blockers were lined up to clear a path, and he moved in for the TD. Vogel was waiting in the endzone to catch the pass for another two points, upping the Battler score to 32-8.
Timber Lake was going to work, but Carson Kirby sacked the quarterback to push the Panthers back for a fourth and 35, forcing the punt. The Battler offense took over just shy of their 40 yard line.
An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against the Panthers moved the line of scrimmage 15 yards. Meinke tucked the ball to move in for the score, but was stopped short when he called his own number for the extra two points. The Battler lead spread to 38-8 with just a few seconds left in the half.
The second half started with Tanner Storer picking up the kick at the Battler two yard line, and although he moved it up to the 45, it was pulled back to the five on an illegal block penalty. The next play was a handoff to Hall who found his way to the sideline and ran it all the way back to the endzone. The extra points didn’t happen, so the score stood at 44-8.
That spread the score over 35 points, which keeps the clock running, and Timber Lake took possession.
It wasn’t long until the Panthers dropped the ball again and Kirby recovered it for the Battlers, bringing the offense back on the field. Jacob Rausch gave Meinke a break and took over as quarterback. At the Panther 36, the Battlers were in a fourth and 29 when Rausch got sacked and the ball was turned over on downs.
The quarter ended and the teams headed into the last quarter of the game.
Most of the Battler first string stayed on the sidelines, giving the second string some experience. The ended in a touchdown for the Panthers, with no joy called on the point-after-touchdown. The score tightened to a 30 point stretch of 44-14 and didn’t change.
“I was pleased how the team stepped up their level of play after Timber Lake’s first drive,” said Battler head coach Vern Smith. “We were able to shut down their offense pretty well until we substituted several of our players. One of my goals going into the game was to work on establishing a better running game than we were able to do in weeks one and two, and I felt we did an excellent job of getting that done.”
The Battlers on on the road Friday night, Sept. 19 to play Leola/Frederick at with a 7 p.m. kickoff.
Potter County 44
Timber Lake 14
Non-conference at Timber Lake
Potter County 16 22 6 0 – 44
Timber Lake 8 0 0 6 – 14
TL – Tanner Kraft 7 run (Kraft run).
PC – Colton Hall 21 run (conversion good).
PC – Tanner Storer 46 run (conversion good).
PC – Luke Vogel 37 pass from Caleb Meinke (conversion good).
PC – Storer 26 run (conversion good).
PC – Meinke 36 run (conversion good).
PC – Hall 35 run.
TL – Aaron Holzer 10 run.
OFFENSE: Potter County statistics not reported; Timber Lake rushing 50-238 (Kraft 23-102), passing 2-4-0-58 (Peterson 2-4-0-58), receiving (Nathan Hollenbeck 1-46), first downs 12.
DEFENSE: Timber Lake, Hollenbeck 8 tackles and 1 sack, Kraft 7 tackles.
The Potter County Lady Battlers went the distance to win a non-conference match over Miller on Saturday night on their home court in Gettysburg.
The game went to the fifth set to determine the win, with the home town team giving up their first sets of the season while still holding on to the victory. Seniors Megan Geditz and Hope Owens led in serving while junior Alyssa Haberer had 20 kills in the match.
Coach Jamie Cronin said it was the first five set match of the season and it was exhausting, lasting until almost 10 p.m.
“We played very well overall, but continue to give up points that make a difference. In the first set we had five serving errors in a game that came down to two points. In the second set when we lost we gave up two and also had two points in out of rotation calls again in a two point match. We have to eliminate our own errors that allow other teams a chance to get back in a set or take the lead.”
She added, “This win was a huge confidence booster that we need as we enter into a more difficult part of our schedule!”
The team played Highmore/Harrold on Tuesday and then it is on the road for a YTC match in McLaughlin on Thursday.
Potter County 27-24-25-22-15
Non-Conference at Gettysburg
Serving: Miller 89-101 11 aces (Macee Fanning 22-26 3 aces, Kristie Steptoe 11-14 3 aces); Potter County 95-105 8 aces (Megan Geditz 30-32 5 aces, Hope Owens 20-20 1 ace).
Hitting: Miller 172-198 51 kills (Jamie Mentzer 56-70 26 kills, Kristen Peterka 52-58 16 kills); Potter County 141-157 49 kills (Alyssa Haberer 44-49 20 kills, Geditz 27-29 15 kills).
Setting: Miller 48 assists (Denae Schlechter 161-164 48 assists); Potter County 142-142 36 assists (Megan Schrempp 131-131 33 assists).
Digs: Miller 82 (Mentzer 24, Fanning 17); Potter County 100 (Tara Heuer 30, Regan Everson 18).
Blocks: Miller 6 solo 2 assists (Mentzer 3); Potter County 3 solo 6 assists (Destry Nafziger 2 solo, Haberer 2 solo 3 assists).
Records: Miller 3-2; Potter County 7-0.
JV Match: Miller won 2-1.
C Match: Miller won 2-1.
The Potter County Lady Battlers continued their winning streak bringing the record to 6-0 when they hosted Faulkton on Sept. 11. The home team has not given up a set so far this season.
“We had some people thinking this season would be more of a “building” year,” said Hope Owens, who served 14 of 14 with two aces to her credit during the match. “So far we haven’t given up a set, and we are working great as a team. I look forward to seeing even more success from our team this year.”
Coach Jamie Cronin said, “The girls are playing well and continuing to impress those who come to watch. We served much better again Thursday night after a less then stellar percentage on Tuesday night, and were back up to 96%. It was a very impressive crowd which always makes for a fun atmosphere.”
She added that the team is working well together. “Alyssa and Destry played very well at the net touching and blocking balls, but more importantly picking up balls that came back on them after a block. This is very hard to keep track of the ball. The front line of offense also did a great job picking up tipped balls, especially Hope on the right side. All the girls are working hard to step up their game.”
Potter County 25-25-25
Non-conference at Gettysburg
Serving: Faulkton 44-52 13 aces (Kaci Clement 10-11 5 aces, Madison Boss 6-6 2 aces); Potter County 74-77 9 aces (Tara Heuer 17-17 3 aces, Megan Schrempp 15-15 2 aces, Hope Owens 14-14 2 aces, Megan Geditz 11-11 1 ace).
Hitting: Faulkton 91-105 13 kills (Kelsey Lee 32-36 7 kills); Potter County 67-81 28 kills (Alyssa Haberer 21-26 9 kills, Regan Everson 20-23 8 kills).
Setting: Faulkton 96-100 13 assists (Jolene Edgar 84-86 13 assists); Potter County 75-77 29 assists (Schrempp 64-67 27 assists).
Digs: Faulkton 45 (Lee 24, Boss 10); Potter County 53 (Heuer 13, Schrempp 9).
Blocks: Faulkton 5 solo; Potter County 3 solo (Haberer 3 solo).
Records: Faulkton 1-3; Potter County 6-0.
Coach Jamie Cronin said the match with Dupree was a quick night. “Dupree is young and by set three they were very frustrated with their own performance,” she said. “We struggled serving compared to other matches, but serve receive continues to be strong and hitting very positive and strong for all hitters.”
The Potter County Lady Battlers were on the road west river to take on Dupree the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 9.
Potter County 25-25-25
Non-conference at Dupree
Serving: Potter County 65-76 9 aces (Hope Owens 13-15 3 aces, Regan Everson 13-14 1; Tara Heuer 16-18 2).
Hitting: Potter County 68-79 31 kills (Alyssa Haberer 15-6 10 kills, Regan Everson 17-18 8 kills).
Setting: Potter County 67-68 25 assists (Megan Schrempp 53-54 21 assists).
Digs: Potter County 32 (Heuer 11, Schrempp 8).
Blocks: Potter County 4 solo (Haberer 3, Destry Nafziger 1).
Records: Potter County 5-0.
JV Match: PC-25, 25; Dupree-19, 8.
No stats from Dupree were available.
Potter County girls finished third at the Ipswich Invitational meet on Saturday, coming in just one point behind the team from Northwestern. Individually, Hannah Flatt finished in fifth place, with Sasha Cordell and Delanie Larson coming in 13th and 14th, respectively.
The team runs in Aberdeen on Sept. 18 for the Roncalli Invitational at 4 p.m., then host the Potter County Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 20 in Gettysburg at the country club starting at 10 a.m. The team is coached by Jessica Larson.
Following are the individual stats from the meet.
42, Trent Donovan, Potter County, 22:54
Team Points: Ipswich 6, Northwestern 24, Potter County 25, Aberdeen Roncalli 36, Highmore-Harrold 53, Hitchcock-Tulare 61.
5, Hannah Flatt, Potter County, 15:50; 13, Sasha Cordell, Potter County, 16:52; 14, Delanie Larson, Potter County, 16:57; 19, Kalicia Hageman, Potter County, 17:20; 20, Emilie Larson, Potter County, 17:21; 28, Sarah McClure, Potter County, 18:47; 33, Emma Weyand, Potter County, 19:38.
Stella Nagel of Gettysburg was inducted into the South Dakota 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the State Fair in Huron.
This award recognizes individuals who demonstrate volunteerism and are role models in their community and state. Being a volunteer leader has been a focus of Nagel’s life and her example influences others to live up to the same high standard, which is representative of 4-H’s motto.
Nagel has served as a Potter County 4-H leader 35 years. As a county 4-H leader she has served in the office of president and treasurer at different times for the leader’s organization. She has served as the Evergreen 4-H club leader 35 years, where she led hundreds of 4-H members as they experienced the meaning of service. Nagel provided interactive activities at the meetings and encouraged members to participate in the club’s community service events.
Teaching public speaking to youth is a part of her leadership as members participate in demonstrations at club meetings and serve as host or hostess at the meetings. Nagel provides a stalwart example of what it means to serve as a 4-H member.
The SD 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame was established to recognize and celebrate those people who have made a lengthy and significant contribution to the development of the 4-H program in SD. Their dedication has benefited the thousands of youth over the history of SD 4-H. Honorees are role models in the areas of citizenship, leadership, career accomplishment, and character. 4-H members will continue to benefit from their guidance and leadership for generations to come. There were four individuals and two couples from across the state receiving this honor for 2014.
The Gettysburg Knights of Columbus and Battler Football Jamboree will be held at Battler Field on Saturday, Sept. 13 starting at 9 a.m. JV teams participating are Potter County, Stanley County, Sully Buttes, Dupree, Herreid/Selby Area, Eureka/Bowdle, Faulkton, and Warner. Three junior high teams will participate this year including Potter County, Dupree, and Herreid/Selby Area.
According to Coach Vern Smith, this will be the biggest jamboree to date.
A program Sunday at the Dakota Sunset Museum in Gettysburg will focus on the restoration of the stained glass at the state capitol in Pierre. Dr. Barbara J. Johnson of Aberdeen, SD, will present “Stained Glass and 125” on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. Dr. Johnson will discuss how that project inspired many in the new state to bring beautiful stained glass to their communities on the prairie.
She will also present programs at the Gettysburg School on Sept. 15.
This program is made possible by the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The 22nd annual Lebanon town wide rummage sale is just a few days away.
The annual event is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 14 in Lebanon. Rummage sales start at 10:30 a.m. and run until stuff is sold!
A variety of items including kids clothes and toys, garden produce, and miscellaneous items will be available.